for advising citizens in 12/07 to begin forwarding all fraudulent e-mails to the Economic Crimes Unit for investigation.We hope other law enforcement jurisdictions will follow the lead of this forward-thinking sheriff's department.
Historically, America is defeated militarily only when we help fight the civil wars of nations who do not understand our democratic system or our selfless desire to share it with them.
The criminals in America understand our system just fine and their exploitation of its limited funding and personnel is diminishing our safety and security.
Yet other variants have involved mention of a Nigerian prince or other member of a royal family seeking to transfer large sums of money out of the country—thus, these scams are sometimes called "Nigerian Prince emails".
While Nigeria is most often the nation referred to in these scams, they may originate in other nations as well.
According to Cormac Herley, a Microsoft researcher, "By sending an email that repels all but the most gullible, the scammer gets the most promising marks to self-select." In Nigeria, scammers use computers in Internet cafés to send mass emails promising potential victims riches or romance, and to trawl for replies.